Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth
Are you feeling insecure about your missing teeth? Or do you suffer great frustration from the speaking and eating restrictions it brings? Perhaps it’s time you consider a full arch replacement.
For a long time, conventional dentures had been the go-to solution for people who have lost all of their teeth, but this had been far from a perfect solution. Most of the time people found themselves suffering not only from ill-fitting dentures but also from painful denture sores. With the advent of dental implants, you can have more promising and permanent results.
A full arch replacement is a dental implant therapy that provides a stable foundation for your dentures, ensuring comfort by giving you the proper fit, and greatly helps to restore and improve your chewing capacity.
The first step is always to have a discussion with your dentist so that baseline data could be gathered by a complete and thorough examination, accompanied by an X-Ray of your jaw. Then the results determine what sort of procedure is appropriate for you.
In a single-stage procedure, the dental implants are surgically placed and, once the implants have integrated with the surrounding bone tissue, prosthesis (implant-supported denture) is attached. For a two-stage procedure, time for healing is allotted after the placement of the implants which are subsequently covered with the gum tissue. It requires a second surgery to reveal the implants so that the final prosthesis could be applied.
You could also choose whether to have a permanently-anchored dental implant bridge or removable overdenture prosthesis.
Some implants are anchored in the jawbone, to provide a good foundation for a permanently-anchored dental implant bridge. These implants stimulate the bone tissue that helps maintain bone density and structure. The abutments are attached to the implants, over which the bridge is fitted in place. For the removable option, two or more dental implants will be used to secure the prosthesis. Ball abutments or small bar abutments are used. The overdenture is fitted over it; the implants providing solid support to ensure better functionality and comfort than your old-fashioned dentures.
After the attachment of prosthesis, follow-up visits are essential to ensure that the implants function at optimum level. The number of these visits is largely dependent on your specific clinical condition.
Dental implant therapy offers you results that have never been provided by your conventional full dentures. If you do not want to suffer the embarrassment of having your teeth falling out again, or having that ability to chew the food you love, or even just having the confidence that only a good set of teeth could provide, ask your dentist about these implants now.
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